Recognizing The Impact Of Periodontal Disease

When you overlook the potential threat of periodontal disease, you can leave yourself at risk for potentially serious complications. Poor gum health can have severe consequences, including tooth loss and even problems with your general well-being. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania provides different services that help control problems with poor gum health, even when the more serious effects of periodontal disease need to be managed. We can provide a detailed diagnostic review to let you know how this condition has affected you, and from there we can discuss treatment options to provide positive changes. When a problem is caught in time, we can discuss preventive measures to keep an infection from worsening.

Your Problems With Gum Disease Can Become More Serious Than You Realize

If you are only familiar with the effects of gingivitis, you can overlook the full consequences of poor periodontal health. One of those consequences is tooth loss, as harmful bacteria can destroy the tissues that provide support for teeth. Another is that bacteria that enter your bloodstream and move to different parts of your body can create new problems for your health, which can create long-term concerns. Because an infection grows progressively worse over time, you should make an appointment a priority when you start to suspect something is wrong, or when your dentist warns you about problems that appear to require the help of a specialist.

Seeing A Specialist To Deal With Periodontal Disease

Because our practice focuses on assisting individuals impacted by periodontal disease, we are prepared to treat you even if you have advanced issues. When called for, we can provide services that directly remove bacteria and infected tissues, which can encourage the new growth of healthy tissues. We can provide this care using laser technology to make work with your gums more precise and comfortable. Patients can also come to us for holistic treatment options that rely on oxygen and even platelet-rich plasma to stimulate natural growth.

We Can Help If Tooth Loss Has Already Affected You

Not everyone starts periodontal treatment before tooth loss becomes a problem. If you have already experienced this problem, we can include plans for dental implant placement as part of a larger goal of restoring your smile. Through the placement of implants, you will be able to support permanent restorations to close smile gaps and give you renewed cosmetic and bite support.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Periodontal Disease

The consequences of periodontal disease can be more serious than you realize, but problems can be effectively managed when you seek treatment. Our practice provides a range of services, and we can help whether you need assistance in preventing complications or treatment to manage more advanced infection. If you would like to find out more, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.